Dark Brown

Decorating By 2xMiMi Updated 21 Jun 2011 , 4:06pm by 2xMiMi

2xMiMi Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 2:57pm
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What is the best way to get dark brown for buttercream icing? I am not sure what colors are best to mix to get when starting with white. I tried researching on here but unable to find anything.


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Cupcations Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 4:27pm
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Have you tried starting with chocolate BC & then coloring it??
Try Americolor Chocolate Brown I'm sure it works great. Remember that BC darkens when it settles especially Americolor gels I find them way more intense than Wilton's


TexasSugar Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 4:29pm
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Usually if I need a large amount I will use cocoa powder and make chocolate icing.

If it is a little amount then I use brown gel colors.

2xMiMi Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 11:38am
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This is for a 10 and 6 inch wedding cake. The bride wants brown and pink. I don't believe she wants the chocolate buttercream. I have Americolor Dark Brown but am always concerned about how much to use and if it will change the test/texture. icon_confused.gif

TexasSugar Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 2:34pm
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I have found for brown it does take a lot of coloring to make a dark color. Start with a thicker icing so that when you add the color gel it doesn't thin things down too much.

2xMiMi Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 4:06pm
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Thanks TexasSugar - I will try that.

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